I'm sitting here watching the inauguration of our 44th President. This is an historic day for our country. As I watched and listened this morning I had tears in my eyes. I am in awe of the Democratic process. The words "peaceful transition" struck me. In so many countries this is not so. I may not agree with all that my leaders say or do, but I am bound by God and His Word to pray for them and submit to them. What a difficult task lies before our President. I can't imagine a more difficult "job". He will need our help. He will need our prayers.
I found myself reading in the book of Daniel again this morning.
This is from Chapter 2 of Daniel.
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;
he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,and the light dwells with him.
To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might,
and have now made known to me what we asked of you,
for you have made known to us the king's matter.”
God removes kings and sets up kings. He is the One who gives wisdom and strength to leaders. We need to pray for our new President. I'll be praying. Who will join me?